What’s in Cupid’s Arrow that makes you Fall in Love?

Angel Johnson


Cupid is the God of desire and when people are struck with his golden tipped arrow they fall in love. This paper briefly covers potential hormones and neuronal activity that may be triggered in individuals struck by Cupid’s bow to fall in love. Oxytocin and dopamine are hormones that are associated with love as they aid in bond formation and initial attraction, and acute changes occur in the brain when falling in love.


Mythology; Biology; Cupid; Love; Oxytocin; Dopamine

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